LCC Blog

Yellow Phase Updates and Reminders

For more information on why you are not permitted to sit on the patio or in the parking lot, please refer to the PLCB legal notice (club and catering licensees) for golf courses and yellow phase guidelines for PA.

 

Updated Course Guidelines

Like many of you, we're happy to see our county listed as part of the next group of Pennsylvania counties to move into Governor Wolf's "Yellow Phase". The new phase does change some aspects relating to the golf course but does not put us back to normal.

Starting on Friday, May 15, there will be new guidelines going into effect. You will see these guidelines in the image below but please read carefully. A few keys notes to read are tee times will still be required, time intervals will be moving from 15 minutes to 10 minutes, tee times will begin earlier on the weekends, Group times will be allowed and Mondays will be open to walking only. Also, it has been brought to our attention that there has been ride sharing up #15 hill and other instances. Under no circumstance should this happen and it will be strictly enforced.

Starting on Saturday, the Range will open and you may start storing your bag and cart. If you have not signed up for either of these, please call the Golf Shop to do so. Signing up ahead of time for cart/bag storage is encouraged so the Golf Shop can properly plan the amount of space needed in the cart barn.

As of now, restaurants are still limited to take out, so we will be continuing with Curbside only, Wednesday through Saturday (11:30 am to 6:30 pm) until further notice. Visit the dining page for more information. 

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these changes

Daily Drawing & Pro Event Results

Daily Drawing Winners

May 1- Art Hoopes

May 2- Billy Fowler

 

Pro Event 5-2

1st Place- 133

Mark Parish, Bill Jamison, Mike Goodwin

 2nd Place- 136

Robert Boyer, Dave Dillman, Don Laudadio

 

Pro Event 5-3 (Net Skins)

Mark Visconti 2 on #4 & 2 on #16

 Stan Treskovich *1/2 on #11

James Mendillo 2 on #13

Thomas Vince 2 on #14

From the Pro ~ May 2020

Friday, May 1 2020; A day where we have never been so happy to say we can finally Golf. It comes at a perfect time though as the weather is getting warmer and the Golf Course is looking absolutely beautiful.

This newsletter would have had detailed information about upcoming events, but as you may have seen, all May and June events have been cancelled or postponed. We may not have these events upcoming but there is always something to talk about with the Golf operation. Below you will see information on score posting, hole-in-one club, the May Virtual Golf Bash and updated information on events and clinics. My assistant Jesse and I are looking forward to seeing everyone on the Golf Course and even we hope to get a round or two in.                                                                                                                                                       

Score Posting- GHIN

-SCORE POSTING WILL START ON FRIDAY, MAY 1

If you have been on the Golf Course or soon will, there are foam pool noodles protecting the cup. These are there so players are no longer reaching in the hole to remove their ball, minimizing possible exposure. So, the question is, can you still post your score if your ball is bouncing off a pool noodle and not going below the surface? The answer is YES. A round played under these conditions will result in an acceptable score for handicap purposes using the most likely score guidelines.

When using most likely score, the player should consider the number of strokes most likely required to complete the hole, and determine whether the ball would have been holed or not. Most likely score is at a player’s best judgement and should not be used to gain an unfair advantage.

This is also the perfect time to download the GHIN mobile app, where you can find your handicap as well as post your score. You will need your GHIN# to log into the app so please call the Golf Shop to receive your number.

Hole-In-One Club

The tradition of the Hole-One-Club at Ligonier will continue on and all funds from 2019 will carry over. There is currently over $800 in the pot and will be paid out (half cash, half Golf Shop credit) for the first hole in one. New for this year, whoever gets a hole-in-one and is in the club, will receive a hole-in-one plaque. Under current conditions we will not be able to start the club but as soon as the ball can go below the surface, we will start. The fee to enter will be $10 and will be billed to your member account. When someone gets a hole-in-one, you will automatically be billed to start a new fund. Please email or call me to sign-up or check if you are already in.

Golf Shop Sale

The Titleist ProV1/ProV1x, buy 3 get 1 free sale has been extended until May 17. This is also the first time Titleist is offering this sale with the option to do no personalization and still receive one dozen free. If you would like to place an order and discuss your options, feel free to call or email me.

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and we all want to make sure Mom has that special gift. New Cutter & Buck hoodies or B-Skinz Skorts could be the perfect option. If you have something in mind, give us a call and we’ll do our best to have it arrive before Mother’s Day.

May Virtual Golf BashVirtual Golf Bash

The Virtual Golf Bash started fast and furious filling up my inbox with messages. If you have not purchased a ticket, we still have tickets available. One question I received was, do I have to watch the bash live to receive a prize? The answer is no, but we would love interaction and if you watch live, you have a chance to win up to $1,000 in Golf Shop credit by answering trivia questions. We look forward to this exciting event! Please see the flyer below for more information.

Upcoming Events, Fitting Days, Lessons & Clinics

All events scheduled in May and June have either been cancelled or postponed. The Winter Woes and Ladies Only Clinics scheduled in May have also been postponed with the hope to reschedule in June.

Golf Lessons, Club Fittings and Club Fitting Days are allowed under CDC Guidelines. These will have to be made by appointment only, on an individual basis and social distancing must still apply. At this time, the driving range is closed so more information will be available once we open the Driving Range.

If you have any questions about what’s listed above, have questions about new product or would like to order anything, feel free to call or email.

Warm Regards,

Sean Knaus, PGA

Head Golf Professional

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LCC Course Reopening Guidelines

GUIDELINES DEVELOPED BY THE CDC AND PENNSYLVANIA FOR GOLF

Golf play and Tee Time information- subject to change at any time

  • Golf members, social members and guests will be permitted to play
  • The Golf Course will be open Tuesday through Sunday (Weekdays & Weekends)
  • The Golf Course will be completely closed to all members on Mondays until further notice
  • Tee times will start at 8am (Weekdays & Weekends). All carts must be in by 7:30 pm
  • ALL players must make a tee time. You can make a time online or call the Golf Shop
  • There will be no group tee times nor any blocked off tee times for groups. If you make a tee time, it must be for no more than (4) players. Any pre-arranged or reserved group times during the week and weekend will be suspended until further notice
  • No walk ups will be permitted
  • Everyone must go off #1 tee. There will be no one starting on #10 or any other hole
  • If you bring a guest, you must put his green fee and cart fee on your member account
  • Time between tee times will be extended from 9 minutes to 15 minutes to ensure proper social distancing and minimize crowding prior to and following rounds
  • All golfers must always maintain proper social distancing, this is mandatory, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • No more than 4 players in a group
  • No more than 1 person per cart even if you are cohabitating partners. First come, first serve basis
  • There will be no sharing of golf carts; only 1 bag per cart. Only the person assigned the cart can use that cart
  • Golf carts will be thoroughly sanitized before and after play
  • CART PATH ONLY rules are in effect until further notice
  • Staff will not come in contact with your personal belongings. Players will be responsible for carrying, loading, and unloading their bags
  • Flags on the green will not be touched
  • ONLY the restrooms in the clubhouse will be available and properly sanitized throughout the day
  • Bottled water on the course and vending machines will not be available. Players are encouraged to bring their own water. Any outside food is not permitted
  • Per PLCB no alcohol can be consumed on property at this time. There will be no six packs or other items sold to players. No congregating anywhere on property
  • You MUST clean your cart out after play and dispose of everything in the garbage can by the Golf Shop. If your cart is not cleaned, your riding privileges may be suspended.

Golf Shop

  • You must check in with the Golf Shop and we ask you to wear a mask
  • No more than 4 people in the Golf Shop at one time
  • Scorecards and pencils will be in the Golf Shop only (score posting will begin May 1- see Newsletter)
  • If you are taking a cart, the Golf Shop will put a key in your cart once you check in
  • If you walk 9 holes and want to ride the back 9, you must notify the Golf Shop before play and take a cart key with you. There will be a cart waiting for you on #10 with your name on it
  • The Golf Shop reserves the right to close in the case of inclement weather or lack of tee times

Other

  • Social distancing of six feet apart will be strictly enforced. If there is a group on the tee, the next group must wait on the putting green or in their car. If there is a group on the putting green, the next group must be by the front pillars or wait in their car. Finally, if there is a group by the pillars, you must wait in your car.
  • The Range will remain closed until further notice

THESE GUIDELINES MUST BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES AS WE COULD BE SPOT CHECKED BY PA HEALTH COMPLIANCE

Ladies Golf Association News ~ May 2020

Ladies Golf Association News

From Barbara Sloan, Secretary/Golf Chair

I am sure we are all delighted to know that we will be able to play golf this season.  It is not clear how play will be organized.  The Board is waiting for guidance from the CDC and PA Department of Health and expects to inform the membership later this week.

Based on my discussions with Bill Elliott, it is anticipated that those guidelines will be much like those laid out by the Board when social distancing was first introduced.  This would mean no group play and no shotgun starts on Tuesdays. I am working with Sean Knaus to find a solution that would still let us play our scheduled games and give us the possibility of signing up for Thursdays and the weekend without having to search for a foursome. Whether this can be done will depend on the guidelines.

Once we have some answers, we will be relying on email blasts to keep you informed of developments.  I would urge all to check your email address in the club directory.  I have already encountered errors for some members.

The Executive Board is still discussing what dues would be appropriate based on play possibilities. The Board also decided to cancel the invitational rather than reschedule it.

Isabel Jones

1927 – 2020

Isabel left us on April 8th while visiting her sister in Florida.  She was a member at Ligonier for over 30 years and will be missed by all.  Many of you let me know how proud she was of carrying her bag even into her seventies. In her late seventies she carried a sign for 18 holes at a PGA Tournament at Laurel Valley that made the newspaper.  She was the Queen Bee in 2010.  One member told me she nicknamed Izzy the assassin because she could destroy you with her short game.

All that happened before I joined Ligonier.  In the last two years, she did not play regularly due to health problems.  I did have the opportunity to play with her several times.  I remember how amazed I was with her ball striking.  She could out drive members years her junior.

I did receive a wonderful remembrance from Karen Hough that captures what we all knew about Isabel: 

Isabel was absolutely the sweetest woman, with eyes that always sparkled. She loved life, golf and her friends at LCC.

Betty Rosa and I began playing golf at the same time. When I had the courage to join the ladies for golf, she welcomed me with open arms. She was always so kind, encouraging and patient with me and my game.

She made people feel important, always asking about family, work and it’s challenges and passing along words of kindness and encouragement. She lived a long and happy life. I am so honored to call her my friend, and I will miss my friend, Izzy.

We all will miss you Izzy.

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